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7 Palestinians killed in Damascus

Nov. 5, 2012 9:25 P.M. (Updated: Nov. 7, 2012 9:46 A.M.)
GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Syrian government forces on Monday shelled a bus killing seven Palestinians in Yarmouk refugee camp in Damascus, locals said.

A refugee from Yarmouk told Ma'an that forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad had shelled the bus on a road adjacent to the camp, killing seven. He said they were taken to Palestine Hospital and al-Basil Hospital and buried in al-Shuhada cemetery.

Activists told Reuters that Syrian opposition forces had killed seven members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine - General Command in Yarmouk on Monday. PFLP-GC has supported Assad's crackdown on the 19-month revolt against his rule, and rebels announced last week they had begun arming Palestinians to wrest control of the camp from the faction.

On Sunday, opposition campaigners said the Syrian army shelled rebel positions inside Yarmouk killing at least 20 people.

Palestinian officials insist that refugees in Syria are not involved in the deadly war rocking the country, citing security concerns for the vulnerable refugee population if they are perceived to take sides.

But Syria's uprising has split Palestinian loyalties, with many ordinary Palestinians sympathetic to the uprising by their fellow Sunnis, and others recalling the Syrian government's long-support for Palestinians.

A youth activist told Ma'an on Monday that Fatah, Hamas and Islamic Jihad were working together to provide assistance to residents of Yarmouk, the largest Palestinian refugee camp in Syria.
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